A new work was born from the rich collaboration between Madeleine van der Knoop and Daum: a gyrfalcon inspired by the art of falconry. This white crystal falcon with its wings subtly enhanced with precious metal echoes this very ancient art, listed in the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
Limited edition of 50
Gerfaut Falcon Sculpture:
• Crystal Glass
• Wings gilded in palladium leaf
• Eyes in obsidian stone
• Beak in rhodium-plated bronze
• Stand in polished patinated bronze
Artist: Madeleine van der Knoop
Artist Website: Madeleine van der Knoop
Dimensions: Height 660 mm, Length 220 mm, Width 280 mm, Weight - 18 kg.
Series: Animal Sculpture
About Madeleine van der Knoop
Madeleine van der Knoop, Belgian artist born in 1953 in Brussels, lives and works in Antwerp. She is well known for her impressive bird sculptures and possesses a particular talent for reinterpreting these animals with intense realism, transposing what she perceives in the right proportions, while adding a personal touch.
The sculptor regular collaborates with the Maison Daum.
The ‘‘pâte de cristal’’ gives life to deep and luminous shades of color, reinterpreting every detail of Madeleine van der Knoop’s works, worked by the craftsmen of the Nancy manufacturer.
About the brand
Daum, the legendary glass maker master, has kept alive for more than a century a love relationship with the greatest artists of its time, giving their work of art a second life of crystal and colors. From the Ecole de Nancy, from Art Nouveau to Art Decoratif, from Majorelle to Dali, Arman and Hilton McConnico, Daum has not missed any of the magic rendez-vous of the artistic creation and modern savoir-faire, which has always renewed the alliance of art and art craft.
Few brands have worked with as many artists: for nearly 140 years, more than 350 exceptional signatures have constituted a heritage beyond compare, a unique collection.
How to convey those works into crystal sculptures? This is where Daum’s secret lies, shaper of the exception, highly knowledgeable workshop, laboratory of wonders, designer of incomparable objects.